In general, yes, but not in all cases. Dental insurance plans typically cover around 50 percent of the cost of your crown procedure. However, dental insurance coverage only applies when the procedure is deemed medically necessary. If you want a crown for cosmetic reasons, such as dental staining, your insurance will most likely not cover it.
Just like any dental restoration, your crown or bridge will eventually need to be replaced due to natural wear and tear. The full lifespan of your crown or bridge will depend on how well you take care of your teeth. In most cases, you can expect your crown or bridge to last 10-15 years. You can keep your restoration in the best possible condition by practicing good at-home oral hygiene and maintaining a regular preventive visit schedule with your dentist.
If you’re currently experiencing the loss of one or more teeth, your dentist may recommend an artificial restoration to treat your tooth loss. A bridge is a fixed restoration made from one or more crowns. Bridges are used to restore your natural ability to bite, chew, and speak, distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth, and prevent your surrounding teeth from shifting out of position.
A dental crown is commonly known as a cap. It is recommended when a tooth is severely damaged or decayed. It can be used to repair a cracked or broken tooth, hold together a fractured tooth, restore a badly worn-down tooth, or cover tooth decay that’s too extensive for a cavity filling to address.